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broad gauge a railroad track with a distance between the rails that is greater than the standard width of 56.5 inches or 143.5 centimeters. (Cf. narrow gauge, standard gauge.)
broad-gauge of or pertaining to railroad equipment used on a broad gauge. [2 definitions]
narrow gauge a railroad track with a distance between the rails that is less than the standard width of 56.5 inches or 143.5 centimeters. (Cf. broad gauge, standard gauge.) [2 definitions]
pressure gauge a device that measures the pressure of an enclosed gas or fluid. [2 definitions]
rain gauge an instrument that collects and measures the amount of rainfall in a specific time and place.
standard gauge a standard width of 56.5 inches or 43.5 centimeters between the rails of a railroad track. (Cf. broad gauge, narrow gauge.) [2 definitions]
water gauge any of several devices for indicating the level or flow of water.
wire gauge a gauge calibrated for determining the diameter of wire or thickness of sheet metal.